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Pancreatic endocrine disorders and multiple endocrine neoplasia 

Pancreatic endocrine disorders and multiple endocrine neoplasia

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Pancreatic endocrine disorders and multiple endocrine neoplasia
Author(s):

N.M. Martin

and S.R. Bloom

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1310_update_003

Update:

This chapter was reviewed in December 2014 and minor changes made.

Updated on 30 Jul 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 23 August 2017

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (islet cell tumours) are rare and usually sporadic, but they may be associated with complex familial endocrine cancer syndromes. Recognized types of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours are those that are nonfunctioning (often advanced at diagnosis due to the absence of symptoms attributable to hormone hypersecretion), insulinoma (the most frequent type, see ...

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